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Daniel Gade on Education

 

 


Student debt payoff is tax on poor in favor of privileged

Q: Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

A: None. Any such scheme constitutes a tax on the poor and middle class in favor of the rich and privileged. These loans were taken voluntarily. However, we need serious reform to the student loan system, including universities bearing part of the responsibility for their graduates through co-signing or similar mechanisms.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 Virginia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Full school choice proponent

Q: Use public funding for private and/or for-profit schools?

Daniel Gade: Yes. "Full school choice proponent." Supreme Court allowing public funding for religious schools a "huge win for religious liberty."

Mark Warner: No recent position found. Opposed publicly funded vouchers for private school tuition in 2001.

Source: CampusElect survey of 2020 Virginia Senate race , Sep 30, 2020

Student loan forgiveness is immoral transfer of risk

Q: Support payment subsidies or forgiveness on student loans?

Daniel Gade: No. Forgiveness is an "immoral transfer of risk from poor people to already privileged people." No position found on payments.

Mark Warner: Yes. Co-sponsored bill to limit payments based on income and forgive debts after 20 or 30 years of payments.

Source: CampusElect survey of 2020 Virginia Senate race , Sep 30, 2020

Strongly anti-free college, according to AFA survey.

Gade opposes the AFA survey question on free college

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-7 on Sep 11, 2020

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